Wednesday 15 June 2016

very best wishes ,,,

Hello my fellow crafters. This card was born after I checked the LIM blog on Saturday. I found this set of stamps stashed away with some promarkers when i was colouring another card. The stamps are by Butterfly Kisses and distributed by Hobby Art.

This is a one layer card. I stamped the sentiment in black archival ink and then masked the 'est wishes' with drawing gum. Then I used Tim Holtz stencils and inked through them with distress inks. Considering the theme I had to use my favourite one: spalts.

Then I sponged gilding paste through the chevron stencil and painted the swirls with the same paste. Once dry and tacky I added gilding flakes. I am becoming addicted to this paste and am using it everywhere.
Finally I stamped the branch in black archival and clear emossed it.
All that was left to do was to rub the gum off and that left the sentimant clear. I then painted it with clear wink of stella but this is really difficult to photograph.

What do you think? Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simply less is more - one layer card: splatters


  1. Fabulously bright and vibrant! The touch of blue at the right balances the gold colours really well, and the gilding flakes look so luxurious :)

  2. This is gorgeous Theresa and I love the added gilding flakes. A wonderful one layer card with such pretty colours. x

  3. Terrific artist card! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Fabulous design, colours, stamping and CAS layout Theresa.
    Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  5. Great attention to detail, Theresa. The stencilling behind the sentiment looks so effective.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. Sorry I'm a little late visiting this time!
    This card has great impact Theresa, super stamping.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

    1. no worries Chrissie. i totally understand, thanks xx